AUDITION TECHNIQUE

WITH TORONTO COACH

ROBERT B. KENNEDY (ACTRA)

"ROBERT IS AMAZING & HIS COACHING HELPED ME BOOK MY FIRST SPEAKING ROLE. HIS WORKSHOP TRANSFORMED MY ABILITIES AS AN ACTOR." 

MARCH 24 AND/OR MARCH 25

10:00 - 1:00 & 2:00 - 5:00 pm

ONE DAY - $200.00 + HST

TWO DAYS - $360.00 + HST

Lunch is included.

*THIS WORKSHOP IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS*

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

 

AUDITION TECHNIQUE 

 

- Build your confidence level so you are better equipped to go in and “own” the audition space.  

-Through text analysis, we will explore clarifying and implementing clear, strong transitions (shifts) in the action of the scene in order to create dynamic.  

-Learn how to “bridge the gap” between yourself and the reader in order to create intimacy and intensity.

-Explore the importance of the scenes environment and how that informs the intimacy and intensity of a scene.

-Explore the importance of “eyeline” for clear storytelling in the audition

 

-Going from table read to performance.

-Exploration of the shared responsibilities in the storytelling of a scene.

-Explore how your scene partners behaviour may affect your work.

-Exploration of environment and relationship in order to better present the “illusion of reality”.

 

Both days will wrap up with a brief Q.and A. to solidify the many different elements discussed and applied over the course of the day.

 

 

 

 

ROBERT B. KENNEDY

 

Robert Kennedy is a professional actor, teacher, director, and stage manager who brings over twenty years experience to the studio.  Robert also instructs the On Camera Acting course at The University of Toronto Mississauga.  He has also taught at George Brown College, and the On Camera Acting course at Seneca College.  He regularly sits on the audition panels for University of Toronto Erindale and Sheridan College where he also does monologue coaching, text analysis, and improvisation work.  Select Film and Television credits include Played, Warehouse 13, Alphas, the recurring role of Special Agent Wayne Tarrance in the NBC/Global series The Firm, Murdoch Mysteries, Lost Girl, Mayday 9 and 11, U.S. Attorney (CBS pilot), Hotbox, The Bridge, Hollywoodland, Odyssey 5, The Killing Yard opposite Alan Alda and the critically acclaimed short films Silent War, and Reunion to name a few. Selected stage credits include the Mirvish production of the hit musical My Mothers Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Theatre Awakenings In Darfur, numerous seasons with The Blyth Festival, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Stirling Festival, and Christmas Carol and Inherit the Wind at Geva Theatre in Rochester New York.

His approach to acting of combining technical and organic (emotional), to create a living breathing character in front of the camera has lead to a high success rate for student advancement and ‘booking the gig’ for film and television projects.

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